Nitrous emissions from the generation of electricity from coal in the UK 1990-2017

This statistic shows the amount of nitrous oxide (N2O) emissions attributable to production of electricity from coal in the United Kingdom (UK) from 1990 to 2017, in thousand metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e). It shows that N2O emission levels fluctuated over the years, decreasing overall. In 1990, emissions totaled more than one million metric tons of CO2e, whereas 239,000 metric tons of CO2e were emitted in 2017.

Nitrous oxide (N2O) emissions from the production of electricity from coal in the United Kingdom (UK) from 1990 to 2017

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Release date

June 2019

Region

United Kingdom

Survey time period

1990 to 2017

Supplementary notes

*Carbon dioxide equivalent

Nitrous oxide (N2O) is a major greenhouse gas and air pollutant.

Sector classification is based on the NACE code, which is the industry standard classification system for economic activities in the European Community.

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